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Hobbs Adams
American football player and coach

Hobbs Adams

Hobbs Adams
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Intro American football player and coach
Was American football player
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 2 November 1902, San Diego, San Diego County, California, U.S.A.
Death 24 September 2002 (aged 99 years)
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John Hobbs Adams (November 2, 1902 – September 24, 2002) was an American football player and coach. He served two tenures as football coach for the Kansas State Wildcats (separated by his service in World War II) and also coached high school football in San Diego.

Playing career

Adams grew up in San Diego and attended San Diego High School, where he starred in football, baseball, basketball and track, before graduating in 1922. Adams went on to play at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where he captained the 1925 Trojan football team and also played baseball.

While playing on the USC football team in 1924, he was a key player that helped the team defeat Syracuse by score of 16–0, where future Kansas State head coach Pappy Waldorf was playing (Adams would later hold the head coaching position at Kansas State).

Coaching career

Assistant coaching

Prior to coaching at Kansas State, Adams was an assistant coach at the University of Southern California (USC) for five seasons under Howard Jones.

Kansas State

Adams was the 18th head football coach for the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan, Kansas and he held that position for three seasons: 1940, 1941, and then again in 1946 (Ward Haylett and Lud Fiser were head coaches from 1942 through 1945). His overall coaching record at Kansas State was 4–21–2. The bright spots in his coaching career included a 1940 victory over the cross-state rival Kansas Jayhawks by a score of 20–0 and a 12–6 victory in the 1941 season over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kansas State Wildcats (Big Six Conference) (1940–1941)
1940 Kansas State 2–7 1–4 5th
1941 Kansas State 2–5–2 1–3–1 5th
Kansas State Wildcats (Big Six Conference) (1946)
1946 Kansas State 0–9 0–5 6th
Kansas State: 4–21–2 2–12–1
Total: 4–21–2

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